Sunday, February 24, 2008

60 Minutes segment of Don Siegelman censored in Alabama

Remember that Don Siegelman 60 minutes program I told you to set your TiVo to?
Well, it seems in some parts of the USA you are shit out of luck if you were interested to see 60 minutes profile Mr. Siegelman's case...

News Channel 19:

We apologize that you missed the first segment of 60 Minutes tonight featuring a report titled, "The Prosecution of Don Siegelman."

NewsChannel 19 lost our program feed from CBS. Upon investigation, WHNT has learned that the CBS receiver that allows us to receive programming from CBS failed. WHNT engineers responded as quickly as possible to restore the feed at 6:12 p.m.

Our sincere apologies to our viewers across the Tennessee Valley.

Gee, the program was cut off just for the duration of the Don Siegelman segment.
Subtle this is not.

"To correct the problem, we will re-air the broadcast of that segment during NewsChannel 19 at 10 Sunday night."

Wow that's like a... what, 1-2 hour notice?

Watch the segment anyway now on the net on the CBS official site here (article and streaming video link)

Huffington Post cuts thru the bullshit:
Excuse me? Are they trying to tell us that a glitch in New York ONLY happened in Alabama -- which is the topic of the 60 Minutes broadcast -- and ONLY during the Don Siegelman segment? Are you kidding me? We have selective prosecution and now we have selective news delivery?

Bravo Larisa!

Bonus Material:
I added her blog to my Essential Resources links. A high honor indeed ;)
Larissa's blog: At-Largely

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Alan Macomber said...

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Alan Macomber said...

Hey just some laymen advise. Put the article above the fold. I almost stumbled right by,